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2021 TCAL Annual Conference

September 13, 2021

The TCAL annual conference and meeting will be held Monday, September 13, 2021.  The current plan is to have this year’s conference be online.  It will be an opportunity to interact with other Texas academic library leaders and library vendors; hear from library thinkers, including Megan Oakleaf (Syracuse University), Ameet Doshi (Georgia Tech), and Texas Information and Library School deans; and hear updates from representatives from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Library Association, The Texas Digital Library, the Texas Library Coalition for United Action, and Amigos Library Services.  Registration information and other details will be shared in the coming months. 

With the gradual reopening of the state to travel and in-person events, the TCAL Board is considering options for a face-to-face component to the September 13th TCAL Conference.  We will be polling members to learn your preferences. 

2021 Preliminary Conference Agenda

Featured Speakers:

Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse University

Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University where she teaches “Reference and Information Literacy Services,” “Library Planning, Marketing, and Assessment,” “Instructional Strategies for Information Professionals,” and “Academic Librarianship.”  She is the Director of Online Engagement at the iSchool and formerly served as the Director of Instruction Quality.  Her research interests include library value and impact, outcomes assessment, learning analytics, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, and information services.



Ameet Doshi, Georgia Tech

Ameet Doshi is Director of Innovation and Program Design, and Subject Librarian for the School of Public Policy and Law at Georgia Tech. He holds a Master’s in Information Science (MLS) from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. His research interests include: bibliometrics, assessing the user experience, sustainability in library design, and designing library and learning spaces.



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